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Scientists picking over ice age bones discover vultures once soared in Australia’s skies

Cryptogyps lacertosus was similar in size to a wedge-tailed eagle but anatomical differences suggest it was a scavenger rather than a hunter

Australia’s first vulture species has been identified after the reclassification of a century-old fossil specimen.

The extinct vulture lived during the middle and late Pleistocene period – commonly known as the ice age – between 50,000 and 770,000 years ago, researchers estimate.

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